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SCG conferences are an opportunity for funders to come together, connect, and learn about trends in the sector. We provide a platform to learn about critical issues, policy trends, and bold new philanthropic strategies that directly impact our sector and the communities we serve. SCG’s information-rich conferences, including our Annual Conference, Family Philanthropy Conference, and Public Policy Conference, help to broadly build community and knowledge within the philanthropic and nonprofit communities.

California Counts: Partnerships for a Successful Census

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sheraton Grand Hotel

The 2020 Census is less than a year away. The counting of nearly 400 million persons is an endeavor that requires cooperation among federal, state, and local governments, community-based organizations, and philanthropy.

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2019 Public Policy Conference

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:00am - 3:30pm
The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities

Presented in partnership with the California Budget & Policy Center, SCG’s Public Policy Conference is the preeminent convening in our region that brings together hundreds of your peers from the philanthropic and civic sectors to take an in-depth look at the latest policy analysis and research and to prepare for and address key issues impacting our work. 

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Smart Growth California’s 2019 Funder Summit

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 to Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The Citizen Hotel

These challenging times call for funders to lead in bold new ways, especially here in California. A better future for all Californians, especially low-income communities and communities of color, will require unprecedented levels of innovation, co


2018 Annual Conference: "Our Common Humanity"

Monday, September 17, 2018
7:30am - 5:30pm
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown


Early bird registration deadline is August 20, 2018
$400 for SCG members registered by August 20